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Kayakity Yak (Don't Talk Back)

Where are the best areas in the Southern California region for a new kayak owner to become familiar with kayaking? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Jul 29, 2014 - 13 answers

Row, row, row your...kayak

I was a (sort of) competitive rower in a former life. I now enjoy kayaking and other outdoorsy water excursions. I want a boat that combines the best of these. Is this a possible thing? [more inside]
posted by DeadliestQuack on Jul 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Canoe/kayak circumnavigation

Has anyone ever circumnavigated the earth in a canoe or kayak?
posted by hafehd on Apr 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Reliable Transportation

What are the arguments for and against method of transportation as a protected class? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Feb 24, 2013 - 24 answers

Does pain build or distort character?

Should I fly with Emirates or save money with China Southern/China Eastern/Aer Lingus Airlines? I will be flying Sydney to London, London to NYC, and NYC to Sydney. [more inside]
posted by quosimosaur on Oct 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Advice for a solo kayak trip down the Mississippi

My 24-year-old brother is planning to kayak down the Mississippi River by himself over the next two months. I haven't been able to talk him out of it. What can I do, or have him do, to make this safer? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Sep 10, 2012 - 39 answers

Too bad I can't paddle to work...

A potentially great kayak-buying opportunity. What should I be asking? [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Aug 20, 2012 - 3 answers

What do I need to know to be a proper support kayak to a long distance swimmer?

What do I need to know to be a proper support boat to a long distance swimmer? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Brain Probe Causing Actions, & Falsely Thinking It Was Free Will

I'm looking for videos of people having their brain probed by a brain surgeon, causing them do or say things, but where they invent "reasons" for why they did or said those things, falsely believing they acted out of free will. [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Apr 18, 2012 - 5 answers

How to build a plywood velomobile...

How would you build a plywood kayak without fiberglass? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Mar 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Where should we go for a week long kayaking trip this summer?

Where should my dad and I, both beginner kayakers, go for an extended kayaking vacation? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Jan 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Shopping for my first kayak

What sort of kayak would best serve a relative beginner who intends to paddle on both fresh and salt water? I have up to about $1500 to spend on equipment. I'm mostly planning to use it on an intracoastal waterway, the Gulf of Mexico and an occasional lake or river. I'll likely be alone most of the time.
posted by erzulieloo on Dec 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Where on internet post house for sale for kayak

Where would you post an advert for a house for sale in Princeton which would have great appeal for a kayaker or naturalist?
posted by lfeather on Jul 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Young man river keeps dreaming along

I'm interested in doing a long trip in a small boat through the north american river system. How would I go about learning what laws and regulations apply and what rivers are navigable? I'm not sure where to even start my research. What I have in mind is something like a long cross-country bicycle trip, except on the water in a small boat such as a canoe or similar, doing the journey 18th century style.
posted by LastOfHisKind on Jun 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Will a Kayak Fit on our Fit?

My wife and I are eager to buy a couple of kayaks soon, but our only vehicles are of the Honda Fit variety (she has a 2008 Sport , I have the 2007). We only need to transport the kayaks about 5 miles to our nearest lake, but I was wondering if anyone knew of the difficulty in finding a rack (or racks) to transport the kayaks on our little Hondas. [more inside]
posted by newfers on Jun 2, 2011 - 16 answers

What if you were going to walk IN the water?

I love kayaking. My BF wants to love it. Help me find him the best, most cost-effective water shoes in the world. [more inside]
posted by deep thought sunstar on May 11, 2011 - 14 answers

What should I be wearing while kayaking this summer so that I can avoid tan lines?

What should I be wearing while kayaking this summer so that I can avoid tan lines? [more inside]
posted by ridiculous on Mar 10, 2011 - 22 answers

Poem on the dos and don'ts of canoeing.

Help me identify a poem about canoeists! [more inside]
posted by Biru on Jul 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Where should I go and what should I do in Newfoundland?

Where should I go and what should I do in Newfoundland? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Jun 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Fun outdoorsy things around Portland, Maine?

Hiking, kayaking around Portland, Maine? I'm visiting this weekend and I've read many of the previous threads but I have a few specific questions: [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me start another hobby

Noob looking to start kayaking. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Mar 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Not just any boat, but at Shel-Ca-yak-atemer-noe

WaterSportFilter: I want to buy a small versatile Kayak like watercraft. I have different (competing?) things I'd like it to do (Paddle AND Row; single and tandem riders) can I get all of this into one boat? Are there available modifications? What should I get? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Nov 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for information about kayaking near Gardiner, NY.

Looking for information about kayaking near Gardiner, NY. [more inside]
posted by staveitoff123 on Oct 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Kayaking the Mediterranean?

Kayaking the Mediterranean- is it possible? I'm especially curious about visa issues when entering new countries along the coast, and the legality (or not) of camping on beaches along the way. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Oct 7, 2009 - 8 answers

kayaking the chicago river

Can you bring your own kayak/canoe to the Chicago River? [more inside]
posted by jsmith78 on Sep 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Suggestions for kayaking spots around Chicago

Need suggestions for places to kayak around Chicago. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Jul 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Can you deliver to a kayak?

Does anyone remember a documentary, or show on PBS about someone researching an old kayak design, where the people doing the building paddled around Manhattan Island? [more inside]
posted by fnerg on May 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to go outdoors in the Pacific Northwest?

Where to hike, bike, or kayak between Yakima, WA and Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on May 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Kayak tour outfitters in Puget Sound--recommendations?

I seek people's experiences with, evaluations of, or (ideally) recommendations for outfitters running sea-kayaking trips in Puget Sound. [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Mar 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Inflatable kayakers take note

Can I glue loops on to my PVC Coleman 2 person touring kayak using pvc cement to facilitate towing a small raft behind? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Sep 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Legal recourse for neighborhood denied access to coastline?

Hi. For my mom. In New Hampshire, is there any sort of recourse for a neighborhood that has recently been denied by a new homeowner a "traditional path" down to the water, where all kayak and canoe? More inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Where can we swim with the fishies?

Fresh water creek/lake swimming in Central NJ? Recently went swimming in Double Trouble Park in South Jersey (official stance there is "no swimming" but no one bothered us), looking for similar experience in central NJ. [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Aug 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Beginner kayaking advice?

I want to do some kayaking on the Green River, however I do not know what sort of Kayak I should buy. Recommendations? I have canoeing experience but I have never been in kayak.
posted by mikeo2 on Jul 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Enjoying the Apostle Islands and Superior Lakeshore

Trying to take a long weekend trip to the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. We've only got about 3-4 days up there, so we want to make the most of it. Are we missing out by camping on the mainland? Besides kayaking, any must-do activities in the area? (Especially decent hiking that is easily accessible?) [more inside]
posted by sararah on Jun 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Kayaking in L.A. area?

I took a trip up to the pacific-northwest and tried kayaking for the first time (and second, and third) and became hooked. Can anyone recommend some good kayaking spots (river or ocean), tour companies that do camping trips etc with kayaking involved, or other nifty ideas that I haven't thought of in Southern California? I live in L.A. but a few hours drive seems reasonable.
posted by slopepheasant on Jun 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Camping suggestions for NC/VA in July

Where in northern NC or VA should we go camping from July 10-12th? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Jun 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Buying a Versatile Kayak

Can anyone suggest a kayak that's light, sturdy, AND handles decently in lakes, whitewater, and ocean? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jul 19, 2007 - 18 answers

row row row your boat

I want to get a boat/kayak/canoe/floaty thing for a nearby small river. Knowing nothing about them, I need some advice about what to get. [more inside]
posted by striker on May 16, 2005 - 18 answers

Photo of kayaker+whale

Foggy photo of a kayaker with a whale surfacing alongside. Anyone remember where? [more inside]
posted by figment on Mar 21, 2005 - 9 answers

Good Kayak for Both Lake and Ocean Near Hawaii, with Storage?

Kayak recommendations... I have never been in a kayak, but have had a lot of experience in canoes. I want something that would be decent for a lake, but I plan on moving to Hawaii in about 2 years, so I would want it to be good for the sea too. Also storage would be nice to have too, so I can carry some equipment for some over-nighters. What about Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 or 140?
posted by maceo on May 13, 2004 - 4 answers

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